Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus. If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.
Athletes must have “Cleared” status for the 2018-19 school year on www.athleticclearance.com in order to participate in try-outs. Attend all dates listed unless otherwise stated.
- Boys Basketball – 2nd Try-out for Fall Sport Athletes: Saturday, Oct. 27, 8am – 10am & Monday, Oct. 29, 3pm – 5pm. Must be a fall sport athlete or have invitation from coach to attend.
- Girls Water Polo Try-outs: Nov. 2 & Nov. 5, 3pm – 6pm @ Uni Pool
- Girls Soccer – 2nd try-out for Fall Sport Athletes: Nov. 5, 3pm – 4:30pm. Must be a fall sport athlete or have invitation to attend.
- Boys Soccer – 2nd try-out: Nov. 5 & Nov. 6. Try-out is invitation only. Contact Coach Martin if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Softball – Nov. 15 & 16, After School @ Uni Softball Fields.
Fall Sports Update
Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:
UNI XC competed at the famous Mt. Sac Invitational this past weekend. Our girls team raced in the individual sweepstakes race among some of the best in the nation. Collette Lowengrub ran an amazing race, finishing 9th overall with a time of 18:11 on the hilly course. Avery Klauke finished strong in 22nd place with a time of 18:55 which is over a minute faster than her previous time on this course. Rounding out our top 7 was Cecilia Langlois, Alissa Kopylova, Sydney Field, Roseanne Yu and Amberley Martinez. On October 30th we will be competing at the Pacific Coast League Finals at Mason Park where we hope to send multiple runners to CIF.
The boys Cross Country competed this last weekend at the Mt Sac Cross Country Invitational. Our team was limited to 37 runners due all of the construction that has been taking place. Our top boys for the day were Ryan Duffy, Raja Batra, Micheal Blinstrub, Chris Lohmeyer, Adam Gish, Ethan Jenkins and Caio Souza. Next up for the boys is league finals here at Mason Park next Tuesday. Come out and support. Go Trojans!
Tomorrow night is our last football game of the season. Come help show your support as we honor our seniors on Senior Night against Beckman. Kickoff is at 7pm!
Yesterday was the 1st round of Southern Section CIF Individual Championships at Western Hills Country Club. This is as tough a venue as any. It was a long day and after 6 hours, ALL 3 of our girls competing finished top 36 out of 144 players to move on to the next round at River Ridge in Oxnard, CA. Lexi Kim finished tied for 5th at 75. Dana Choi 79 and Nodoka Honda 80.
Up next for our PCL Championship team is to defend our Southern Section CIF Title at Miles Square on Monday, Oct. 29th.
The girls tennis team finished the regular season on Monday defeating Beckman to finish 10 and 0 in league play and 16 and 0 for the regular season. Yesterday the Varsity and JV girls competed in the Pacific Coast league individual tournament. Freshmen Jane Lee and junior standout Cami Brown won their matches advancing to the semi-final round being held today at Irvine high. In doubles, sophomores Mya Wang and Emily Markus continued their incredible season winning both matches and advancing to today’s semis. The girls are currently 33-1 on the season. Senior captains Jackie Yoon and Kamar Alajeely also won their two matches advancing to today semi-final match. The girls will begin the CIF team playoffs next Friday as the #1 team in Division 1.
The girls volleyball team played its first playoff match in nine year last week. Falling short in a thrilling 4 set match against Burroughs in Burbank. The girls were feeding off the energy of the crowd and were looking to upset the host team. This season had so many great moments, taking Woodbridge to 5 sets twice, going to playoffs, all the bus rides, the girls came together as a team and now they know what playoffs feels like. Although this season is over, we are proud of these girls and are already looking forward to next year.
Boys Water Polo
The JV /Frosh Soph team had a 1st place victory at the Western Water Polo tournament this last weekend. After 5 hard fought games, the Trojans walked away with a first place trophy. Rounding out a great season for the entire water polo team. Out of 5 tournaments, the Trojans took home two 1st Place trophies and one 2nd place trophy.
League play is now over. This past week, after winning a victory against Irvine, and suffering a defeat against Beckman, the boys Varsity water polo team has finished their regular season with an 18-11 record. This is the best record in 7 years that the boys water polo team has seen. Having a winning record will bring them into consideration for CIF playoffs. The CIF division playoffs will be announced on Saturday with a possible game on Tuesday. Leading the team with goals is Sophomores Stewart Campbell and Matt Wallin, while the back court defense is orchestrated by senior captain goalie Cameron Bernardo. The entire water polo team deserves a congratulations for all their hard work throughout the season, and dedication to each other every day at practice. Good Luck to the boys water polo team over the next few days.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
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- Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
- Attend the GOWs
- Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
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